Email Updates

You are invited! Please join me at one of my upcoming “coffees” to talk about the Legislative session, the budget, taxes and other issues. I look forward to seeing you! Saturday,...

March 11, 2010

Today is the 60th and last scheduled day of the 2010 legislative session. We’re supposed to adjourn by midnight tonight and go home. However, Democrats in both the House and Senate...

March 11, 2010

Last week, I had the pleasure of hosting Josh Roe as a Legislative Page.  He is a ninth-grader from Rosalia High School and is the son of Trevor Main and Shannon...

March 10, 2010

Since I last wrote you, much has happened here in Olympia. As you know, the $2.7 billion budget shortfall has been the focus of this year’s 60-day session. On Feb. 17,...

March 10, 2010

I want to thank everyone who participated in a telephone town hall Feb. 25 with me and Rep. David Taylor. More than 400 people joined us for the hour-long conversation. We...

March 9, 2010

Today is the 54th day of the short 60-day 2010 legislative session. We have been spending long hours and late nights on the House floor debating legislation, as we will continue...

March 6, 2010

Back in December, I wrote an article entitled “Future uncertain for state’s Basic Health Plan.” In the article, I discussed the pitfalls of a government-run health care program, noting that Washington’s...

March 5, 2010

We have reached Day 53 of the scheduled 60-day session, and I’d like to bring you up to date on some recent developments as we approach the homestretch. Unfortunately, news from...

March 4, 2010

Last week, Rep. Terry Nealey and I hosted a telephone town hall conversation with those of you in district. More than 500 people joined us for the hour-long call and 17...

March 3, 2010

Last week was budget week in the legislature as both the house and senate revealed their spending plans for the next year, including their proposals for dealing with our state’s $2.7...

March 2, 2010